Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

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Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science


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  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics/Surgi

  • Pediatric Trauma Society

  • Soc for Ultrasound in Med Educ

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Am Pediatric Surgical Assn

  • Amer Soc of Parent&Enteral Nut

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • NPI: 1952565855

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Trauma, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Breast Disease, Anorectal malformations, Surgical Critical Care, Short Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Wall Defects, Pediatric Surgery, Chest Wall Deformities, Nonaccidental Trauma, Congenital Anomalies

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1997 - Augustana College

  • M.D.

    2002 - University of South Carolina-Columbia

  • Residency

    2007 - Surgery: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Fellowship

    2008 - Surgical Critical Care: Children's Hospital Boston

  • Fellowship

    2009 - Acute Care Surgery: WFU School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    2011 - Pediatric Surgery: Riley Hospital for Children

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery Pediatric Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care


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Research Interests

  • Child Abuse, Spleen, Embolization, Therapeutic, Wounds, Nonpenetrating, Accidents

Recent Publications

  • Nonaccidental trauma Escobar M, Santore M, Zeller K, Sieren L, Hamilton N, Miller-Fitzwater A.. Pediatr Surg NaT. 2017;():.
  • The spleen not taken: differences in management and outcomes of blunt splenic injuries in teenagers cared for by adult and pediatric trauma teams in a single institution O'Connor SC, Doud AN, Sieren LM, Miller PR, Zeller KA.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(3):368-372.
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after a pediatric scald burn Garland M, Zeller KA, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(8):1735.e1-2.
  • Bending the rules: a novel approach to placement and retrospective experience with the 5 French Arndt endobronchial blocker in children less than 2 years Templeton TW, Downard MG, Simpson CR, Zeller KA, Templeton LB, Bryan YF.. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016;26(5):512-520.
  • Experimental testicular tissue banking to generate spermatogenesis in the future: a multidisciplinary team approach Sadri-Ardekani H, McLean TW, Kogan S, Sirintrapun J, Crowell K, Yousif MQ, Hodges SJ, Petty J, Pranikoff T, Sieren L, Zeller K, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():120-127.
  • Prematurity and neonatal comorbidities as risk factors for nonaccidental trauma Doud AN, Lawrence K, Goodpasture M, Zeller KA.. J Pediatr Surg. 2015;50(6):1024-1027.
  • Pediatric child abuse victim with posttraumatic inferior vena cava thrombosis Goodpasture ML, Zeller KA, Petty JK.. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014;30(5):569-571.
  • Vascular access procedures Zeller KA, Petty JK. In: Ziegler, MM, Azizkhan RG, von Allmen D, Weber TR, eds. Operative pediatric surgery. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 137-149.
  • Proximal alimentary tract obstruction: malrotation Zeller KA, Rescorla FJ. In: Ladd AP, Rescorla FJ, Grosfeld JL, eds. Handbook of pediatric surgical patient care. New Jersey: World Scientific;2014: 657-664.
  • Trichoblastoma: management of a rare skin lesion Zeller KA, Billmire DF.. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(1):250-252.

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